Build the Best PC For Your Buck

So funny that I came upon this article today about the best built computer for your dollar…  Seems that I was just about spot on…..

CPU: 

  • Recommend:  Intel Core i5 3570K
  • Purchased:  Intel Core i5 3570

VIDEO CARD:

  • Recommend:  Gigabyte GTX 660
  • Purchased:  Gigabyte GTX 660

Motherboard:

  • Recommend:  Gigabyte Z77X-UP4 TH
  • Purchased:  ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155

SSD:

  • Recommend:  Crucial M4 256GB
  • Purchased:  Samsung 120GB

Hard Drive:

  • Recommend:  Seagate Barracuda 3TB
  • Purchased:  Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD6000BLHX 600GB

CASE:

  • Recommend:  NZXT Phantom 410
  • Purchased:  NZXT Phantom 410

RAM:

  • Recommend:  8GB DDR3/1600 or DDR3/1866
  • Purchased:  G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

COOLER:

  • Recommend:  Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
  • Purchased:  Stock Intel Cooler

Power Supply:

  • Recommend:  Corsair CX600
  • Purchased:  Rosewill Lightning 1300W